Whipple5.7s equipment, truck and trailer.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by WHIPPLE5.7, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    A couple months ago I was lucky enough to pick up this enclosed cargo trailer with light damage for $800. Its a 12 X 8. It'll fit two ZTRs side by side. It cost $150 to fix in less than a day. Its not as full now that I pulled out the 2 power rakes and the aerator. The two dumb dogs are my only crew. They normally do more harm than good but atleast they are company. Its been a tough year. I started out doing real well but I've lost 1/2 my customer base because of the economy issues.

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  2. Turf Commando

    Turf Commando LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where's the pics..?
     
  3. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Husky is the W21 commercial and its a heavy pig but stripes nice. I've got a couple more 21" Honda commcials but I don't use them nuch these days. I had a older Walker that was my backup ZTR but since I've lost 75% of my ZTR work I sold it to help pay the bills. The little Hustler seems to do OK.

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    My blowers and trimmer aren't anything worth posting. Mostly just Echo, Tanaka, Husky. I like my walkbehind edgers. I weld several beads of hard surfacing rod on some of blades to make the blades last longer and get a wider cut.
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  4. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bare with me, I'm trying to get the sizing so people can actually see it.

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  5. doubleedge

    doubleedge LawnSite Senior Member
    from ND
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    Nice stuff.
     
  6. bibbo

    bibbo LawnSite Member
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    THERE HUGE!!! lol nice stuff, i like your crew lol
     
  7. wheels910

    wheels910 LawnSite Member
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    that is the biggest truck and trailer i've ever seen.

    really though, you got a good deal on the trailer. are you selling your old wally world plywood trailer?
     
  8. WHIPPLE5.7

    WHIPPLE5.7 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 958

    I only run this setup on my ZTR jobs(1 day of the week:angry:) The rest of the time I run a little open 5 X 8 trailer full of 21" mowers being pulled by my 2005 1/2 ton because its less weight and resistance so I burn less gas. I purchased the ZTR at the beginning of the season because it was looking like I was going to have atleast 10 or more accounts with it, but it turned that only about 2 or 3 commited so its kind a waste of a mower. My 21" mowers are what makes my money for the most part. Kind of funny because Montana is so big but everyone has tiny yards.
     

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